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Orkut founder launches 'Hello' social network app in India

IANS  |  New Delhi 

As people vouch to delete in the wake of a massive data breach scandal, Buyukkokten -- a former employee who founded the com more than a decade ago -- on Wednesday launched a new "Hello" in

Built particularly for the new mobile generation, "Hello" brings people together around their interests to create positive, meaningful, authentic connections and sustained social engagement, the company said in a statement.

"We designed 'Hello' to help you make connections in the real world. It's a built on loves not likes, and I'm delighted to say 'Hello' to once again," said Buyukkokten, now the of San Francisco-based Network Inc.

The app, currently available in with nearly one million downloads, was in the beta test mode in for the past several months.

Test users spent over 320 minutes each month on the app, thus, reflecting the popularity of sport, entertainment, devotion and technology in India.

"Today's force people to treat each other totally differently from how they would behave face-to-face. Technology should help us become more understanding, more optimistic, kinder and better people," the founder added.

The app is available on the App Store and Play Store.

Orkut was owned and operated by and was named after its creator,

Google shut down Orkut on September 30, 2014.



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 17:50 IST